November Birthstones are Topaz and Citrine

  November has two birthstone choices – Topaz and Citrine   November Birthstones November birthstones are topaz and citrine.  At one time, topaz was a term used for any yellow gem; today, it describes the mineral fluoro-hydrozy silicate (the chemical … Continue reading

Birthstones and Alternatives for April and May

The idea of one gem for each month and the concept of wearing your “birth stone” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” in 1912 in … Continue reading

Birthstones for April and May

What is a birthstone?  The association of one gem to each month and the idea of wearing your “birthstone,” started long ago – between the 16th and 18th centuries.The National Association of Jewelers released a list of so-called “modern birthstones” … Continue reading